I was able to find quite a bit of information on this topic.
Ive included a few links to conversations about the subject:
remember, these are only viewpoints represented by others who want to
know the same thing.
This person seems to think the primary differences between the movie
and the book is the ending of the movie which differs slightly from
This person takes a more ethereal view of the difference between movie
the book allows more room for your imagination
There is also, for a cost of $9.95 per page, a five page report that
discusses and compares the 1993 movie with the original book.
Another good (and free) source of information on this topic is from
SparkNotes. It includes an overview of the book and more in-depth
information on the book.
One other place, which offers a free 500 word essay on the differences
between book and movie is at:
Essentially, from what I understand, the movie follows the text of the
book fairly closely. There are differences however between the book
and the movie: the movie shows the characters much more simply and
flat than that of the book and provides far less detail and depth into
the nature and history of the story than the book. Overall, the movie
is an excellent watchand the book an excellent read. Well worth the
time to read and watch both yourself!
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